|I know oral sex risk is low, but...
Dec 11, 2005
Dr. Bob, after a recent donation to your foundation, I was so pleased to receive such a kind follow-up thank you letter from you! My question: I know from reading the archives, oral sex on a woman is a lower risk activity, but later I noticed some small canker (sp?) sores on my inner lip. How much added risk is there from this incident? You really are the best, even though everyone tells you so! Josh.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
In general, small oral canker sores heal very rapidly. I cannot give you an exact answer as to "how much added risk" your particular canker sore would induce. Although, I would anticipate any increased risk would be minimal at best. If you are concerned, a single HIV-antibody test three months after your exposure would give a definitive result and calm any residual fears you may still be harboring.
Good luck. Happy Holidays.
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